LeBron James didn’t need to be told that new teammate Andrew Bogut had suffered a serious injury in his Cavaliers debut.

James heard the leg break.

Bogut was making his first appearance for the Cavs against the Heat on Monday, but was hurt within a minute of taking to the floor.

The Lakers are my family, Bryant told the Los Angeles Times. I’ll always be available for Jeanie [Buss] and the whole organization. They know I’m only a phone call away.

While he reportedly isn’t looking for a formal position in the Lakers front office, Bryant won’t turn down an opportunity to help out the franchise with which he spent his entire 20-year career. For now, it seems he’ll stick to attending team-related events while he continues to enjoy his retirement.

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Tarell Basham Mens Jersey The world seems to know by now that the Pacers’ Paul George has one foot out the door of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse and is counting down the days until he can go back home and put on the Lakers’ purple and gold. As he put it the other day after the Pacers held extensive talks with Boston and Atlanta, about moving their star forward, it didn’t matter if he had been traded or not. I’m focusing on me, he said.

George might be the most overrated All-Star in the NBA today. He doesn’t have the game or temperament to be the No. 1 option on a championship team. But if you’re Magic, he just might be the established star to pursue in another two summers.

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Authentic Mens David Legwand Jersey The Red Sox don’t believe their Saturday night loss to the rival Yankees was justified.

Boston played the game under protest after a wild 11th-inning play before eventually falling to New York 4-1 in 16 innings.

With the game tied, 1-1, in the top of the inning, the Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury hit a one-hopper to first with Matt Holliday already on base. Mitch Moreland fielded the ball cleanly and threw to second for the force, but Holliday opted to slide back into first instead and obstructed Moreland’s ability to catch a return throw from Xander Bogaerts. The ball then bounced off Ellsbury and rolled into foul territory.

Per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Sandoval is flying to San Francisco Wednesday for a physical, then will start playing in Triple-A Sacramento before making his way to the big league roster.

Sandoval struggled with weight issues and injuries during his rocky three seasons in Boston. He was in the middle of a five-year contract worth $95 million signed prior to the 2014 season.

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Giants general manager Bobby Evans didn’t rule out a reunion with Sandoval on Wednesday.

He’ll be 32 heading into the 2019 season, and likely doesn’t figure into the Pirates’ long-term plans, certainly not at the salary he’d command if he continues his renaissance through next season. And even if he doesn’t wind up with a break-the-bank contract, it’s probably not fiscally responsible for the Pirates to commit to four years even at a hometown discount price.

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Just when you wonder if the architect of two Super Bowl winners is running on his rep alone, he reels in a Jeremy Maclin when the Ravens needed him most. For what it’s worth, despite their clear deficiencies and some ugly draft misses (hello, Matt Elam) the last few seasons, Newsome has, in fact, earned the benefit of the doubt over the years.

Thompson catches hell for his cautious, borderline stubborn approach to free agency — and he may have listened this year, grabbing Martellus Bennett and making some stealthy-smart defensive additions. They’ve made it to within a game of the Super Bowl in two of the last three seasons. Credit Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy, but credit Thompson, too.

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Question: What do you think of all the home runs this year?
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Answer: I think that, as the season moves along and you start seeing some 30s and 40s and 50s from guys that you wouldn’t expect from, that’s when you start having conversations like, ‘What the heck is really going on?’ When there’s 15s and 25s, it doesn’t really hit home. But once we’re deep in the season and so-and-so has 45 home runs or so-and-so just hit their 30th, you’ll scratch your head and say ‘Alright, we’ll take it.’

Question: Ever hit one and wonder how it got over the fence?

Answer: Maybe a couple. But usually when you’re rounding the bases, you’re not thinking ‘How’d that go out?’ You’re like, ‘Yeah, that just went out. I wish I was a free agent!’
(Calm down, Reds fans. He was kidding with that last part.)

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The 45,225 fans at Saturday’s Royals-Dodgers game got more than they bargained for, as an elderly woman flashed the crowd while she was shown dancing on the videoboard during the seventh-inning stretch.

As the woman got loose, fans cheered her on, and then she took it up a notch. Per the Associated Press (via the Charlotte Observer), the smiling woman quickly lifted her blue shirt, revealing a white bra underneath.

I gotta tell ya Jimmy, I had a lot of people telling me not to do it, Manning said.

Manning said accepting the invitation to golf with Trump had nothing to do with his political beliefs.

I heard Arnold Palmer say one time, If the President of the United States ever asks you to play golf, you do it,’ Manning said. It’s a no-brainer and it was a fantastic experience.

Game Kids Fran Tarkenton Jersey It wasn’t the first time Manning had played golf with a U.S. president.

I’ve had a chance to play with President Bush before — if President Obama or President Clinton asked me, I’d be there in a heartbeat, Manning told Kimmel. It was just the experience of playing with the office that was pretty cool to me. I think it would have been almost un-American to have said ‘No.’

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Big Baller Brand shoes will have a big baller price — if LaVar Ball has his way.

Ball hopes to put a $200 price tag on Big Baller Brand sneakers for Lonzo Ball’s rookie season, according to The Vertical’s Nick DePaula:

So far, Big Baller Brand has primarily sold screen-printed T-shirts, sweatshirts and embroidered hats on its web store, with prices ranging from $50-$100 per piece. The brand is targeting the $200 tier for its debut Big Baller Brand basketball sneaker, an industry source told The Vertical, which would presumably be Lonzo’s signature shoe for his rookie season. LaVar and associate Alan Foster reportedly have been developing the shoe over the past year.

Yet the Raptors flirted with disaster in Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center. After holding a commanding 72-48 lead with 3:48 left in third quarter, the Raptors fell apart. The Bucks finished the third quarter on a 13-2 run.

And the Bucks continued their furious comeback for most of the fourth quarter. Jason Terry’s 27-foot 3-pointer at the 3:05 mark gave the Bucks an 80-78 lead as the Bucks’ arena erupted in noise.
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Game 1: Golden State led 20-19 late in the first quarter. They were up 58-46 at halftime and 84-73 after three quarters. After four minutes of the fourth, they were up 94-76. They won by 12.
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Game 2: Golden State saw a 60-42 lead shrink to 63-57 early in the third quarter. The lead was back up to 10 by the end of the period, and the Dubs won by 11.

Game 3: Utah took its first lead of the series in the second quarter. It stretched the advantage to nine in the third. Golden State finished the period with a two-point lead, went ahead for good midway through the fourth, and won by 11.

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While Kawhi Leonard didn’t want to say Zaza Pachulia made a dirty play by taking an extra step on a closeout, which ended up injuring the Spurs star, his coach decided to unleash all sorts of accusations toward the Warriors center.

A two-step, lead with your foot closeout is not appropriate, Gregg Popovich said Monday at practice. It’s dangerous. It’s unsportsmanlike. It’s just not what anybody does to anybody else. And that particular individual has a history with that type of action.

Popovich then brought up an incident with Patty Mills, a previous one with Leonard and a moment last season with then-Spur David West and Pachulia.

I don’t think Boston fans need any more pumping up, James said Wednesday morning at the Cavs shootaround (via ESPN.com). They’re born with ‘pump,’ if that makes any sense.

Boston last reached the conference finals in 2012 when the Celtics lost to James’ Heat in seven games. But James doesn’t feel any sentimentality toward TD Garden.
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It don’t matter, he said. Just to be part of the postseason is a treat for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of it for 12 straight years at this point now, so any building I’m able to walk into at any point of the playoffs is always a treat.
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The Cavs’ 10-day layoff entering this series could play a factor, but James believes Boston’s fans will snap his team back into the flow of the game.

We’ve been around the flow for eight days now. But (not) a game situation, James said. Getting into the flow … it shouldn’t be too hard… these fans and this atmosphere and this team that we’re playing against should put us right back where we need to be.

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While most expect the defending World Series champion Cubs to rise up in the NL Central, the Brewers are proving they are a legitimate threat to win the division.

Jimmy Nelson led the Brewers to an 11-3 win against the Reds Thursday by giving up just two runs with 11 strikeouts in seven innings of work. He improved to 6-4 with a 3.43 ERA on the season, and Milwaukee (42-39) retained a one-game lead over the Cubs.

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To make the 2017 Home Run Derby as entertaining as possible, MLB should make sure these guys step up to the plate at Marlins Park.

Why him? Judge has been THE story of the season in the AL. He leads the majors in home runs, and he’s also hit the longest home run of the season (496 feet, the longest since ESPN began tracking home runs back in 2009). MLB has to be begging the Yankees star to participate.

Why him? He’s a leadoff guy with 23 home runs on the season, that’s why. Springer is one of baseball’s most exciting — and entertaining — players, and watching him slug home runs in the derby just sounds like all kinds of fun.

Miller ended up waiting until the end of June to get it organized (and didn’t draw Houston), but still had an impressive group of pass rushers working with each other and the Stanford coaching staff.

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The A’s completed a four-game sweep of the Yankees with a 4-3 win at Oakland Alameda Coliseum. It was the sixth straight loss for the Yankees, who are off Monday before returning home to the Bronx to begin a three-game set with the Angels.

The Yankees (38-29) have lost their lead in the American League East as the Red Sox (39-30) tied them atop the division with Sunday night’s 6-5 victory in Houston.

Yet here it was, late Thursday, a week after minicamps concluded; in late June, a month before training camp opens, and the Chiefs were agreeing to part ways with John Dorsey. He’s the fifth general manager to be replaced this offseason, and he follows one who was fired after the Combine (Scot McCloughan, Washington) and another who was fired the day after his team’s draft (Doug Whaley, Bills).

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Entering play Monday, Judge is on pace for 58 homers. That would smash the current record for rookies 鈥?49 鈥?set by Mark McGwire in 1987. Bellinger, who hit two dingers Sunday, is up to 24 and on pace for 50, which would also best McGwire’s mark. But we only need to look to McGwire’s 1987 season for perspective on why his record is probably safe for now.

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Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t give the impression there is trouble with the Giants.

While at his second Citi Odell Beckham Jr. Football ProCamp, he detailed how he has been working hard and expects to have his best season yet.

The case involved a band consisting of four Asian Americans called The Slants. The term is viewed as derogatory to Asians, but the band wanted to reclaim the term and drain its denigrating force. The band applied for trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, but were rejected due to Section 1052(a) of the Lanham Act.

Authentic Youth Taylor Gabriel Jersey The Court ruled that Section 1052(a) is unconstitutional because, speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend. They acknowledged restrictions can be allowed in certain commercial instances, but said restrictions must be narrowly drawn. The clause reaches any trademark that disparages any person, group, or institution, and the Court views this as overly broad.

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Decker, standing at 6’3, is a big-bodied receiver who can run intermediate routes, use his frame in red zone situations, and win 50-50 throws. When healthy, he can help the offense by making tough catches to move the sticks and keep drives alive.

After spending the first four years of his career with the Denver Broncos, Decker inked a five-year, $36.25 million deal with the Jets in the 2014 offseason. His debut season in the Big Apple was solid, racking up 74 receptions for 962 yards and five touchdowns. Decker followed that up by corralling 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 scores in 2015.

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With the institution of instant replay in baseball mostly gone are the days of wild ejections but Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon challenged that idea Friday night just three pitches into a matchup with the Pirates.

Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit his third leadoff home run in three games and was in the dugout when the umpires overturned the call — ruling it foul without going to video review. Maddon and Rizzo were obviously not happy and protested the play to be reviewed in a harsh manner.

With all of the swearing from Rizzo, Maddon did his best to divert attention away from his star first baseman and was ejected instead. Chicago went on to score three runs in the first inning so not all was lost.

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Authentic Kids Jeremy Lane Jersey He’s 32, so there will be concerns on the back end of any contract he’s offered, and he’s not a No. 1 option on a contender. His outside shooting leaves a lot to be desired, and if that defense drops off late in his career, that’s a problem.

Still, he’s a guy who makes your team better and won’t shake up the dynamics of a locker room.

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